The first thing we need to do is stop relying on political and financial structures to solve our problems. These structures have been based historically on the use of human and material capital for their own financial and authoritative positioning. Most of the problems that we face in the world are caused by these structures and our own delegation of responsibilities. This does not mean that there are not many people in leadership positions doing their best. They face a type of DNA of these organisations that limit their options. To change this we need to look at ourselves, as human beings, to re-establish our core natural values and shared responsibilities. We can then help restructure the DNA of our institutions to become instrumental to human and planetarian wellness.
Taking responsibility again ourselves in 4 steps:
Here is a list of actions that we can develop ourselves and invite others (including institutions) to participate.
Establish local 4 local food communitiesFood is not a commodity, it is a shared responsibility
This Urban Design Forum issued a set of recommendations for city councils to facilitate urban food community development.
The STIR Foundation, together with worldwide partners, initiated a global FRE2SH learning platform around re-designing our resilient food systems. We open up the dialogue around inspiring outdoor and indoor examples and techniques that colaborate with nature. You can participate in the program
Start taking care for each other again intergenerationally in communities that share housing, space and responsibilities
By developing again our communities we break with our individualism and start sharing our responsibilities and basic needs again. From a financial perspective individualisation was great, as everyone was stimulated to fullfill their individual needs in dependence of the financially structured services and dominance. From a sustainable progress point of view it was deadly since the first natural human need is the social cohesion, the community. In a community the basic needs such as care, food, water usage, energy usage, etc, can be regeneratively optimized in close cooperation with our natural environment.
Reduce our exorbitant energy usage by 70% or more
The main energy that we need as a biological living species comes from our food and the sun, not from the electricity plugs at home or a petrol station along the road. Our excess usage of energy can be found in our mechanized mobility, industrialized productivity, logistic systems, the many devices used in our homes for lighting and entertainment, our heating and cooking facilities, etc.
By developing our needs around local for local structures we can eliminate many energy wasting and highly polluting activities while optimizing our remaining requirements through clean resource management. Also community based living reduces our energy requirements due to the sharing of needs over groups of people. The related reduction of pollution will enhance our health and healthy living environment, reducing our healthcare needs and related infrastructures or bureaucracies.
Develop and accept only 4 x WIN institutions (multiple values driven, regenerative and non polluting governments and business enterprises) as supportive, non abusive instruments for human development.Look at 4 x WIN here
Institutional DNA (In the 21st century: purpose and positioning in a 4 x WIN ecosystem) transformation is only possible when the entire institutional ecosystem transforms at the same time. This is done when we as human influencers put new demands on these structures. Instead of competing for financial, human and material resources (1 x WIN mentality, leaving the consequences to society, the planet and future generations, if any remain left) they start cooperating in core human values driven co-creation platforms. Money is not a main issue anymore, it is just a means, just like creativity, engagement, applied innovation, impactful applied knowledge, etc. The main issue and driving force is our shared and sustainable wellness in close cooperation with our natural environment. 4 x WIN is a mentality of shared responsibilities for human, societal, environmental welbeing and financial continuity (not necessarily growth).